Sunday, August 29, 2010

Meek Reception in Jacksonville Was a High Energy Event

Congressman Meek fired up a crowd of over 150 supporters at a reception in his honor at the IBEW Hall in downtown Jacksonville Sunday, August 20, 2010.  Duval County DEC chair, Travis Brides, introduced him as the "next US Senator from Florida" drew loud applause from the crowd. 

The Party nominee for US Senate reiterated his platform positions and urged everyone present to redouble their efforts to get out the vote in November.  He reiterated and reconfirmed his long standing commitment to all the people of Florida...regardless to color, gender, religion, economic status, veterans, women etc.   He ended his time in Jacksonville placing hand-signed, bumper stickers to the autos of those assembled at the reception.

Recent polls show Meek holds a slight lead over rival Charlie Crist, current Governor of Florida.  Check out a recent news story in Newsweek for more details on Meek's win and the Fall race.

Fired Up - Ready to WIN!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Duval County and Florida Democrats Should Keep The Faith!

According to early news reports. Duval County voter turnout was around 22%.  In spite of a low voter turnout in Duval County, a very talented and impressive slate of strong Democrats have advanced to the General Elections in November.  Lead by Alex Sink, Dan Gelber, Kendrick Meek and Corrine Brown, Democrats have an excellent chance to change the face of leadership in Tallahassee and maintain control in Washington DC.  But only if Democrats 'keep the faith'.

To view election outcomes in your area, check out your Supervisor of Elections website.  In Duval County, click here

State-wide, more Republicans turned out to vote this cycle than Democrats.  However, Democrats have 70 plus days to fire up our voters and get them to cast their vote in the General Election.  We can register more new voters.  We can help voters register to 'vote by mail' for those voters who are unlikely or unable to go to the polls in November.  We can implement 'get out the vote' (GOTV)strategies to get more voters to the polls on election day. And, we must not underestimate the unshakable commitment and sustained political engagement of the Florida Young Democrats. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Florida Wins Race to the Top Grant

Florida secures a "Race to the Top" award in the second round of funding from the US Department of Education. Click here to read the article in The Washington Post

Now, all we need is to give Democrats control of our State Legislature to best manage the money and educational reforms needed to ensure the future and vitality of our State and our citizens!  We know what Republican leaders in Tallahassee want to do about teachers and their pay - remember SB 6?  Well, it was rejected by working and retired educators, union workers, many citizens and the sitting Governor!  We can't trust them to do the right thing with the "Race to the Top" dollars.

Let's take back the Florida Legislature and the Governor's Office this Fall.  Vote today for all the top Democrats on Florida ballot.  Then vote again in November!  If the majority of FL Democrats vote - Democrats win in Florida.  That's how it works!

Take someone to the Polls before they close today!

Fired Up - Ready to WIN!!!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Republicans Must Be Running Scared, But Still Offer Crazy Ammendments, Arguments and Ideas

Democrats have a chance to change the political landscape in Florida  and the national scene in DC.  How?  If we just go out and vote this primary season and again in November in the General Election races.  We have have the registered voter edge and the right position on key policy matters.

Republicans still seem to think their way is best on every issue.  Take the redistricting issue in Florida. Amendment 7 was removed from the ballot remember?  Well, Republican, Dean Cannon wants it back on.  He is trying to get the high court to reverse the decision.  Check out the news article on the subject.  Go to:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Exercise Your Right to Vote

Please make every effort to get to the polls this month for FL primary races and again in November for the General Election.  If Florida Democrats vote, Democrats can win and win big - Statewide!!!

For information on Early Voting locations and times as well as the Precinct changes resulting in some new Polling locations for the General Election in November, please visit for detailed information.  If you are not aware of where and when to vote, you may lose out and Democrats have less a chance to turn NE Florida BLUE.

Therefore each citizen must educate him/herself on the recent precinct changes and new polling locations so you will not be left out of the voting process in November.

Don't let confusion over postage amounts for vote-by-mail ballots, new precincts and new polling locations keep us from winning elections for Democrats!

Fired Up - Ready to WIN!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Quote to Share..............

Dear Duval County FL Democrats:

There are lots of great quotes out there....but here's one that one of our readers found particularly good and thought we should share on our DEC Website Blog - I agree with one edit - I believe too many 'rank-n-file' citizens of both parties as well as some 'elites' share the sentiments advanced in the quote.

"This is a nation where citizens are politically divided, distracted, uninterested, and submissive, and where 'elites' are happy to keep them that way."---Paul Street, historian

Remember - In Duval County and across the State of Florida, if Democrats turn out and vote Party and vote the ENTIRE ballot- we can win elections!  Let's make it happen later this month and again in November. 

Ain't nothing to it but to do it! Go Vote!

Fired UP - Ready to WIN!